Toronto pignic

There's a guinea pig picnic happening in Toronto

Toronto is getting a guinea pig picnic. Yes, you read that correctly, and yes you will likely die from cuteness overload if you attend this magical event. For my part, I'm already filled with emotion.

I'll never forget my first pet guinea pig. His name was Zipper. He was kind of useless, but in the most perfect way. He would purr when he was happy, he would eat all the left over veggies I would throw in his cage, and he would kind of squirm and run away whenever you actually tried to chill with him.

It's kind of like he loved me and hated me all at once.

That's the magic of a guinea pig. They don't actually care that much about you; they're just living their slightly frantic rodent life.

That's why this weekend's Guinea Pig Pignic is such a great thing. Pick up your tiny fur pig and head to Greenwood Park for an early afternoon hang out with dozens of other hairy piglets. It's a free BYO picnic type situation, but please leave dogs at home for this one.

Organizers have gone to great lengths to make this a fulfilling day for you and your pig. Everything starts at 10 a.m. with a simple registration (open all day) and then at 10:30 a.m. it's the red carpet event.

There's a pageant, grooming tips with CityPigs Caviary head honcho Pierce Grey, a mini-market and celebrity meet and greet with Poquito the long haired guinea pig.

The pigs may be mostly personality free, but this pignic is not. You don't even have to own one to attend, and all proceeds raised will be divided between Toronto Humane Society and Piggles Rescue. Yup, there's an organization called Piggles Guniea Pig Rescue.

Visit their Facebook page for rules and etiquette, and here's a list of what to bring.

Photo from the Pignic Central Facebook page.


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